Field Notes

Field Notes is a forum for reflections on the state of the field of history of anthropology, broadly conceived. We welcome a variety of contributions including (but not limited to) short articles, theoretical musings, reports on cultural and academic events and displays, and discussions of intellectual resources of interest to our readers. If you’re interested in submitting such a piece, please email us at notes@histanthro.org.

July 2018
“Laying the Cards on the Table”
Luis Felipe Sobral
May 2018
Living Monuments: Imagining Ancient Gene Pools in the Middle East
Elise K. Burton
December 2017
Arsenic and Old Pelts: Deadly Pesticides in Museum Collections
Alice B. Kehoe and Marshall J. Becker
‘Cultures in the Body’: Dance and Anthropology in Revolutionary Cuba
Elizabeth Schwall
October 2017
Special Focus: Fields, Furrows, and Landmarks in the History of Anthropology
Patricia Alvarez Astacio, Warwick Anderson, Lee D. Baker, Margaret M. Bruchac, William Carruthers, James Clifford, Nélia Dias, Rosanna Dent, Ugo F. Edu, Elizabeth Edwards, Matthew Engelke, James D. Faubion, Margaret Flood, Ruth Goldstein, Robert L. A. Hancock (Metis), Ageliki Lefkaditou, Benoît de L'Estoile, Adrianna Link, Jonathan Marks, H. Glenn Penny, Nathan Schlanger, Edna Suárez-Díaz, Marilyn Strathern, Helen Tilley, John Tresch, Han F. Vermeulen and Matt Watson
July 2017
Alexander Reshetov and the History of Russian Ethnography
Elena V. Revunenkova
January 2017
Fair Necropolis: The Peruvian Dead, the First American Ph.D. in Anthropology, and the World’s Columbian Exposition of Chicago, 1893
Christopher Heaney
November 2016
Have Anthropology Museums Become History Museums? A Visit to Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg, Germany
Samuel J. Redman
February 2016
Special Focus: History of the History of Anthropology Newsletter
Ira Bashkow, Regna Darnell, Richard Handler and Ira Jacknis